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Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace
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Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace, Ninth Edition
Joseph M. Williams
Why have thousands of college writers loved–and learned from–this book? Listen to what Joseph Williams has to say:
“The ninth edition of Style aims at answering the same questions I asked in the earlier ones:
Now even better, Style, Ninth Edition, includes more on:
Also new to this edition are “Quick Tips,” short bits of practical advice about how to deal with some common problems.
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Engaging and direct, Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace is the guidebook for anyone who wants to write well.
Williams’ own clear, accessible style models the kind of writing that audiences—both in college and after—will admire. The principles offered here help writers understand what readers expect and encourage writers to revise to meet those expectations more effectively. This book is all you need to understand the principles of effective writing.
Table of Contents
I. STYLE AS CHOICE.
Lesson One: Understanding Style.
Lesson Two: Correctness.
Lesson Three: Actions.
Lesson Four: Characters.
Lesson Five: Cohesion and Coherence.
Lesson Six: Emphasis.
Lesson Seven: Concision.
Lesson Eight: Shape.
Lesson Nine: Elegance.
Lesson Ten: Motivating Coherence
Lesson Eleven: Global Coherence
Lesson Twelve: The Ethics of Style
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